TUV Rheinland, a provider of technical, safety, and certification services, has launched its first-ever Hydrogen Safety Training Courses to support the growing Hydrogen Industry in Hong Kong.
In his 2022 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced to commence trials on Hydrogen Fuel Cell double-deck buses and heavy vehicles in 2023 and formulate the long-term strategies for the application of hydrogen energy in road transport by 2025.
In preparation for the technology’s local application and the development of supporting facilities, the Inter-departmental Working Group on Using Hydrogen as Fuel, led by the Environment and Ecology Bureau (EEB), has approved six trial projects on hydrogen fuel technology in Hong Kong involving transport and energy sectors.
The Hydrogen Safety Training Courses will address this shift towards renewable energy sources and will address the knowledge and skill gap prevalent in the industry. The training courses on hydrogen design, application and carrier safety will focus on a broad curriculum, including general hydrogen safety, risk assessment, design safety, and operational safety. Participants will gain valuable insights into the nuances of working with hydrogen-based technologies and learn best practices for ensuring safety at all levels of operation.
The Hydrogen Safety Training Courses have been duly approved under the Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP). The RTTP offers a 2:1 matching subsidy to local companies to train their staff in advanced technologies. It will provide crucial training and education to engineers, technicians, and professionals who are set to drive the hydrogen energy revolution in Hong Kong.
“With our extensive experience and expertise in technical and safety training, we are thrilled to bring this industry-first initiative to Hong Kong,” said Rory Meng, Leader of Hydrogen Competence Center of TÜV Rheinland, Greater China.
“As a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification services, we believe it’s our responsibility to promote the safe, effective and innovative use of hydrogen energy. With its rich experience in international projects in the field of hydrogen energy, TUV Rheinland offers one-stop professional technical services from hydrogen production to application, covering water electrolysis hydrogen, storage facilities, transportation, filling station, fuel cell vehicles, etc.,” he said.